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As a recent graduate i would say the most positive factor that comes to my mind is that the students are driven and very competitive. the end result means, in this age of high unemployment and equally desperate high levels of underemployment, colgate grads get challenging, well-paying entry levels jobs. the alums are highly successful and gladly help out fellow graduate.as for the university, if i had a crystal ball my junior yr of high school i would never have even considered it and would have run away screaming. playing a female sport at colgate is horrible. the athletic department favors male teams and truely, in my opinion, uses the teams to get students to come to a school in the middle of nowhere. my experience on the womens lacrosse team was absolutely terrible, too many quality players get feed up and quite - all three coaches need to go. my advice to any serious recruit, call former team players and then go elsewhere!!!!!!
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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I really love Colgate, it is exactly theQuite BrightPolitical Science
I really love Colgate, it is exactly the kind of atmosphere I always dreamed of going to college in. Gorgeous campus, some great professors, tons of great friends, and parties at least three days a week (Wed, Fri, Sat.) The school's unofficial motto is "work hard and party harder" and in my experience it absolutely is true. You can get a similar education elsewhere, but Colgate's party scene is what separates it from its peer institutions. If you don't plan on participating in it, please go to Williams or Cornell. You would be taking up the space of someone who would truly love the school.The other students in my classes are smart but I would not call them nerdy intellectual types and the student body tends to be on the preppy side of the spectrum. The school's name and reputation really help in landing summer jobs and internships.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2010
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Faculty Accessibility: F
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It is a great school, i did not have the boards to get in though. I got a 1180 on my SATs and had a 3.49 gpa, but i interviewed really well and they loved me so they admitted me.it i s a great school
3rd Year Male -- Class 2012
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